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Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Last Again in Broker Survey

The lowest-ranked investment firms in the latest survey of self-directed investors are the same firms that were the lowest ranked a year ago. Merrill Edge from Bank of America Corp.’s ...
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Merrill Lynch Sees 3 Financials Beating Earnings Handily

Earnings season is under way, and 24/7 Wall St. is looking for companies that will beat or miss earnings. Currently we are zeroing in on the financial sector and have ...
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Why Warren Buffett Wants to Own the Credit Card Space

Owning a piece of the credit card industry has turned out to be a very lucrative business for those investors who have had a long-term eye on the sector. If ...
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How Costco Is Becoming Less Exclusive

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has announced that Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will stop exclusively accepting its cards in the United States come the end of March 2016. Already ...
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Oppenheimer Gets More Positive on 4 Top Banks for 2015

The brokerage firm Oppenheimer has released a very positive report for four of America's largest banks. The firm may have said “here we go again” for its banking outlook in ...
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Analyst’s 5 Top Bank Stocks to Buy for 2015

Needless to say, after years of subpar economic recovery, everybody is looking for when growth, especially job growth, starts to pick up again. The fact of the matter is, growth ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AmEx, Apache, Cliffs, Denbury, JetBlue, Synchrony and More

Stocks were weak on Thursday after negative news overseas. Still, investors keep proving that they are willing to buy discounted or overlooked stocks. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Broadcom, Cisco, Genworth, SanDisk and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday morning and the market is still challenging all-time highs. Investors have proven day after day that they will buy stocks when they are discounted ...
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Capital One Earnings Stifled by Loan Loss Provision

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) reported its third-quarter earnings as $1.86 per share on $5.6 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $1.94 in earnings per share ...
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Big Banks a Crowded Trade: Baird Says Only 5 to Buy

When everybody seems to be in the same stocks on Wall Street, that is referred to as a “crowded” trade. With the emphasis on crowded, the big money center banks ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Catalyst Ideas for the Fourth Quarter

Typically midterm election years are good years for the stock market. While there is no guarantee that this year will follow the past, there is a good chance that the ...
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Rates Are Going Higher, but Will These 5 Top Banks Really Benefit?

The end of the quantitative easing is right around the corner, the federal funds rate, which has been perched near 0% for years, will be raised next year. Many on ...
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RBC Says These Top Stocks to Benefit the Most From Apple Pay

Clearly, after many years of the same old same old, Tim Cook and the team at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) were not only needing to generate new buzz, they had ...
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Why GE Stock Price Is Lower After Synchrony IPO

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) first announced the spin-off of its North American credit card business, most observers were looking for the conglomerate to add about $3.2 billion to ...
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Nomura Sees Credit Card Growth Opportunities Remaining Ahead

Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura's Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now ...
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